Morning all, just a quickie, am off to Hamilton today so no internet access, was mad busy last week so haven't posted in a while!
Well done Gavin, I am so impressed, that is a brilliant time, and your comments made me smile especially the one about your wife, that is dead lovely! You are an inspiration to everyone you should give us a race report!!
I did my last big run before the Monster, 9.33 miles trail run in Stirling called Ochil Hills run, it was really difficult, me & Mr Osa did it together, our first ever run together. I was sure I would hold him back but he only really sprinted off away from me (up a hill!) when we passed a group of people with a pram (bizzarely as it was half way up a steep rocky trail track, they are probably still there!!). Anyway enjoyed it immensely but would need to invest in some suitable trainers, my poor wee asics are ruined!! Does anyone know if they are okay to wash in the machine?
Sorry I haven't been able to catch up, hope everyone is well (injury free!) & any weekend racers did well. Will try & catch up tonight.
Flippen heck my head is spinning, was I not just on here yesterday? There has been like a million posts!!! I was off at a SUDS conference in Edinburgh today, hard going especially as I was up at 3.30am running my parents to the airport!
Well done Caz on entering Edinburgh, total respect!
Blimpy, what is wrong with knee, is it an old injury or something new? 16 miles? That is amazing!
Well done Meg on your 11 miler!
Glad you are having so much fun with your Wii Nic, you sound so enthusiastic about it, as if you have just got a puppy!! I have never done Wii & I don't use gadgets, I am in danger of getting chucked off of here!
Hi Adele, that sounds suspiciously like your ITB(iliotibial band), an overuse injury, I had it recently, also running on footways with a camber makes it worse. Mine wasn't sore initially but after a certain distance pain got so bad in knee I couldn't run, I went to a sport therapist for massage, got new trainers & make sure I wasn't running on the same route with my sore leg closer to the road. I had to rest for a bit then start back on smaller runs, if it got sore I stopped, I am back up to 7 miles now & it doesn't trouble me anymore but I make sure I stretch it after every run (tricky one to stretch). GPs are hopeless for running injuries, if you can visit a sport therapist they will be able to confirm it!
Nic, what is this about booze deals? I haven't heard anything about this!!!
Hiya Nic, yes it is the first monster duathalon again, it is a complete circuit around Loch Ness, starts & finishes in Inverness, I am doing the same stages as last year, horrible cycle. I haven't been back on my bike since the crash, I haven't even fixed my punctures yet! I really should get them fixed tomorrow as I need to get back out just in case I have developed some nerves about cycling on the road which I will need to overcome!
I totally sympathise with the insomnia, Mr Osa suffers from it sometimes & he is fit for nothing (well almost nothing!!) when he isn't sleeping. Hope you get some sleep tonight! How long are you off for?
Anyway I am trying to get ready off to meet my Mum & brother for some lunch, more Birthday celebrations, Mr Osa isn't coming as he has the Paisley 10k tomorrow & my Dad isn't allowed out either as my Mum is making him stay in & tile the bathroom!!